Jun 122011

In a nation reputed for churning out one crappy movie after another ad infinitum, the mere mention of the late Bengali auteur Satyajit Ray’s name evokes aahs and oohs in India. No matter that few Indians have watched Ray’s movies and fewer still see them these days. A couple of years back, we watched one of Ray’s older movies, the black and white Charulata (1964). We liked Charulata but in the hustle and bustle of everyday events and the clamor from readers for newer films it never made it to SI’s reviews page. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977), based on a […]